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Wave of support boosts climate talks

The latest round of UN climate talks have been under way in Peru for more than a week now - and it’s undeniable that there’s a greater mood of optimism about forging a strong, binding agreement in place next year in Paris. Perhaps it’s got something to do with the kind of high-level backing action...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/12/2014 - 08:45



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Redefining the energy company

Energy companies are becoming harder to define as their portfolios broaden. Ovo Energy aims to speed up this change of profile in the UK; offering a new platform for councils, community groups and housing associations to sell energy to local people. The company has suggested that 500 new energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 21/05/2014 - 08:45



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Energy bills: metering matters

While energy companies are being warned of more intense scrutiny of their finances by regulators, it’s interesting to see that one part of the problem of rising energy bills might be rather more old-school than business financial modelling. Consumer watchdog Which? has warned that millions of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 08:45



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High hopes for a smart future

The smart grid is coming. That’s the message from a survey of global energy executives – 98 per cent of whom say it’s a natural extension to current grid upgrades and a core part of their investment strategy. More than two thirds of those polled in the Accenture study are also convinced that the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 08:45



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Transforming the UK energy system: Q&A with Nick Pidgeon

The British public want to see change in order to achieve an efficient, clean, fair and safe energy system, according to the findings of a new report. Ozge Ibrahim speaks to report research leader, Professor Nick Pidgeon, about the findings and his views on how we can transform the UK's energy...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Thu, 25/07/2013 - 08:00



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Useful utilities: home and away

There has just been a league table published by the Environment Agency looking at the energy efficiency performance of 2,000 organisations. Notably, energy companies are ranking quite highly, with EDF, Centrica, SSE and RWE Npower all making the top 300. Good for them, you might say, sneeringly...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/03/2013 - 08:30